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July 2018

The Bar-to-Bar E-News provides monthly highlights of the incredible work of Florida’s voluntary bars.

A community of voluntary bar leaders

While the focus was on important topics to help bar leaders be more successful, the smiles tell all – we took time to have a little fun! With social media posting, candid group shots and selfies, voluntary bar leaders helped us capture the moment at this year’s Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference. Here, Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association…

Healthy Hour Award Winners Announced

The Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee presented two healthy hour awards at the Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference. The first, for the most creative event, recognized the Florida Trial Court Staff Attorneys Association’s “A Circuit of Circuits.” With a stop at a courthouse in each circuit, this group measured the virtual travel of its members in all…

Useful resources a click away!

Realizing that not all voluntary bar association leaders were able to attend The Florida Bar Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference, we captured most of the course materials and posted them on the voluntary bar web page. Now the practical tools can be referenced long after the conference is over! Read and view presentations on Engaging Young Lawyers; Motivating…

Young lawyers makeover care facility

  Philanthropy and the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers just go together.  The #CFAWLcares  event last month was at Samaritan Village – a long-term residential care facility for survivors of human trafficking. CFAWL members painted, furnished and decorated the facility’s therapy room. Many thanks to The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division for helping make this event possible via…

Tossing for a cause

The Hillsborough County Bar Association YLD hosted a great time on July 21 at its annual Cornhole for a Cause event to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay.

Upbeat reading in Fort Lauderdale

The Caribbean Bar Association 2018 Reading Day at the Jack and Jill Children’s Center was educational, memorable and fun, fun, fun! Judge Jose Izquierdo of the 17th Judicial Circuit, the CBA board, and  dedicated volunteers read to the students, and then danced to the sounds of the Melo Groove Steel Orchestra. The children even got in on the…

Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network supports museum

The Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Network presented a check for more than $15,000 to Stonewall National Museum & Archives in Fort Lauderdale. The proceeds were raised from this year’s GLLN Gala. In making the presentation, the organization recognized the excellent work that the Museum provides. It promotes understanding through preserving and sharing the proud culture of…

John Kynes is recognized for exemplary service

Hillsborough County Bar Assocaition’s Executive Directo, John Kynes (center) received The Florida Bar’s prestigious Marshall R. Cassedy, Sr. Award  at The Florida Bar Annual Convention. The award is presented to a recipient who has provided extraordinary service to The Florida Bar or a local bar. The HCBA and all of Tampa Bay’s voluntary bars are better because of…

1942 trial reenacted in Broward

The June 1942 trial of Minoru Yasui, was reenacted by members of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida along with a host of attorneys and judges from the 17th Judicial Circuit. Minoru Yasui, the first Japanese American to practice law in Oregon, was most well-known for his courageous stand against military orders that…

Governor Candidate debate watch party

The Florida Justice Association staff hosted a watch party for The Race for the Florida Governor – Democratic Debate at FJA headquarters. The Aug. 2 debate was sponsored by the FJA Research and Education Foundation (FJA REF), a charitable organization established by the Florida Justice Association to enhance and foster an understanding of the justice…